Centro de Investigaciones Costeras La Mancha (primary forest)
Basic information
Sample name: Centro de Investigaciones Costeras La Mancha (primary forest)

Reference: M. A. García-Martínez, D. L. Martínez-Tlapa, G. R. Pérez-Toledo, L. N. Quiroz-Robledo, G. Castaño-Meneses, J. Laborde, and J. E. Valenzuela-González. 2015. Taxonomic, species and functional group diversity of ants in a tropical anthropogenic landscape. Tropical Conservation Science 8(4):1017-1032 [ER 2118]
Country: Mexico
State: Veracruz

Coordinate: 19° 35' 58" N, 96° 22' 36" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in Actopan" (basis of coordinate)
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: fragment
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 25.0
MAP: 1500.0
Habitat comments: "Originally the most common vegetation type in the area was tropical dry forest, or tropical semi-deciduous forest... The last remnants of the original tropical forest in the region are presently surrounded by different vegetation types, mainly by man-made pastures, but also by coastal scrub on sand dunes and secondary woody vegetation in different phases of succession"; the site is in "a fragment of tropical, semi-deciduous forest considered to be primary forest" (site area 32 ha)
Life forms: ants
Sampling methods: line transect, Winkler apparatus, baited, pitfall traps, other traps
Sample size: 5359
Years: 2011
Days: 6
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 75
Net or trap nights: 450
Trap spacing: 0.030
Sampling comments: "Sampling was conducted during the rainy (August-September 2011) and dry seasons (March-April 2012)... three parallel transects 220 m long were used... transects were placed at least 100 m apart and more than 20 m away from any habitat edge. Along each transect, five sampling stations were placed, each with a 10 m radius and located 30 m apart from each other... Each sampling station was considered to be a complex sample, composed of a subterranean trap, two pitfall traps (one with tuna bait and another without bait), and two traps placed on trees at 2 m from the ground (one baited with tuna and the other with honey) [6]. They were recovered after 72 h of exposure in the field. Additionally, a 1 m2 sample of leaf-litter was collected from the ground at each sampling station and processed with Winkler sacks"
I am assuming there was one sampling event per season, i.e., six days of sampling per station
Sample: 2091
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-06-15 12:38:55
Modified: 2020-05-29 20:29:22
Abundance distribution
70 species
12 singletons
total count 5359
extrapolated richness: 84.4
Fisher's α: 11.368
geometric series k: 0.8928
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7542
Shannon's H: 2.2322
Good's u: 0.9978
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Dolichoderus lutosus5
Azteca velox82
Dorymyrmex bicolor10
Tapinoma cf. litorale6
Tapinoma melanocephalum8
Eciton burchelli45
Labidus coecus7
Camponotus claviscapus3
Camponotus mucronatus hirsutinasus28
Camponotus novogranadensis100
Camponotus planatus5
Camponotus sericeiventris17
Camponotus sp. 11
Camponotus sp. 29
Camponotus striatus1
Camponotus cf. textor7
Brachymyrmex depilis1
Brachymyrmex sp. 328
Nylanderia steinheili82
Paratrechina longicornis294
Atta mexicana11
Cyphomyrmex costatus9
Cyphomyrmex rimosus72
Cyphomyrmex sp.1
Myocepurus curvispinosus9
Myocepurus smithii7
Sericomyrmex sp. 113
Sericomyrmex sp. 23
Trachymyrmex intermedius17
Trachymyrmex sp. 114
Trachymyrmex sp. 216
Trachymyrmex sp. 35
Trachymyrmex sp. 47
Wasmannia auropunctata2507
Cephalotes minutus1
Cephalotes scululatus1
Strumigenys ludia35
Strumigenys cf. oconitrilloae2
Strumigenys schulzi1
Pheidole absurda2
Pheidole cf. mackayi606
Pheidole nubicola16
Pheidole punctatissima315
Pheidole sp. 14
Pheidole sp. 3345
Pheidole susannae182
Pheidole tepicana6
Crematogaster curvispinosa1
Crematogaster obscurata126
Crematogaster torosa8
Leptothorax sp.3
Temnothorax subditivus2
Temnothorax spinosum3
Xenomyrmex panamanus1
Monomorium ebeninum84
Monomorium floricola23
Solenopsis molesta88
Rogeria belti3
Hypoponera sp. 118
Hypoponera sp. 21
Hypoponera sp. 33
Hypoponera sp. 41
Odontomachus laticeps2
Pachycondyla harpax15
Neoponera villosa8
Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus1
Pseudomyrmex gracilis2
Pseudomyrmex oculatus12
Pseudomyrmex pallidus2
Pseudomyrmex peperi6